Former Lambertville Mayor Julia Fahl, a Democrat who led her Hunterdon County city from 2019 to 2022, has taken a new job as a director at Archer Public Affairs.
“We are thrilled Julia has joined Archer Public Affairs,” Archer managing director Bill Caruso said in a statement. “Julia’s experience as a former elected official and as a person knowledgeable in all aspects of issues management and politics at the state and national level is an important addition to our diverse and growing team.”
Then a 27-year-old political fundraiser, Fahl was first elected to the mayoralty in 2018, defeating longtime Mayor David DelVecchio 55-45% in the Democratic primary. Fahl’s victory made her one of the youngest mayors in New Jersey, as well as one of the state’s few openly gay elected officials.
Rather than run for a second term in 2021, Fahl chose to step aside, and off-the-line newcomer Andrew Nowick beat a DelVecchio comeback attempt 52-48% to succeed her; Nowick took office at the beginning of this year.
Fahl worked as a lobbyist at Tonio Burgos and Associates during her mayoralty, while her wife, Kari Osmond, currently works as chief of staff for Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing).